The Liberated Beagle

barks between beagles,“What in the world are you…”

“What do you think?”

“No, please! Put it…”

“I am liberated, sister! Take off yours, too!”

“I will not. It’s vulgar. I can see your…”

“Take it off! It’s time! You have been wearing it for years.”

“No, I will not. It’s cute. Look, it has little chili peppers on it.”

“Don’t you know what a collar signifies? It represents our subversiveness to people. When a leash is attached to it, you are automatically give up your say in what you are doing with your life.”

“It also shows somebody cares about us. It sets us apart from mangy strays.”


“What are you doing?”

“Looking for matches.”


“I’m burning this representation of conformity. Burn, baby, burn!”

“You’d better not strike a match.”

“You’re such a stick in the mud.”

“Maybe so. But, I’m just… Hey, here they come with the leashes!”

“Yea! I wonder where we’re going?”

“I’m going with them. You’re staying here because, let’s see, how did you put it? Oh, yes. You are too liberated to wear that representation of conformity.”

“Shut up and help me buckle this thing. But, I’m taking it back off, later.”

“You’d better hide those matches in a hurry.”


About Ginger & MaryAnn

Ginger and MaryAnn are two sister-beagles of a certain age who blog each Tuesday about their life. Mostly, they eat, sleep and blog. Occasionally, they're tormented by MacGyver, a good-for-nothing alley cat. They're dogs, after all, so their attention spans are...

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